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15-01-19 From A Smart Phone

The camera sees more than the eye, so why not make use of it?

Edward Weston

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Art Abstracts: Edward Weston

Looking for the answer to this week’s Art Abstracts? It’s Edward Weston’s White Dunes, Oceano, California! The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art’s photography collection began in 1937 when Oscar B. 244 more words

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Edward Weston: When is a rock more than a rock? When it's a photograph.

 Edward Weston, Shells, 1927

The American photographer Edward Weston (1886 -1958) placed his camera at the service of capturing the essence of reality.  Visiting a steel plant in the 1920’s and creating images he believed to be “unpretentious and true to reality,”  he was persuaded that the camera should henceforth be used “for rendering the very substance and quintessence of the thing itself, whether it be polished steel or palpitating flesh.”  He went on to turn his penetrating eye on objects as varied as peppers and cabbages, rocks and seashells, as well as female nudes, moving the camera close up and often removing them from their natural habitat, with the stated aim of transforming their ordinariness into an “image more real and comprehensible than the actual object.” 612 more words

Group F64

Group 64 was a group of seven 20th century San Francisco photographers who shared a common style characterised by sharp focused and carefully framed images seen through a particularly Western Viewpoint.  323 more words

Research And Reflection

Edward Weston

Το να σκέφτεσαι τους νόμους τής σύνθεσης προτού κάνεις μια φωτογραφία,

είναι λίγοι σαν να σκέφτεσαι το νόμο τής βαρύτητας προτού βγεις περίπατο.

SOMEBODY SAYS

printletter 41/42 - Sep.-Dec. 1982

Content: Arles report, interview with Arnold Newman, Japanese Photo Galleries, Exhibition Calendar, photokina report, Frantisek Drtikol, Edward Weston, Walter A. Peterhans, Sadayoshi Shiotani, Charles Sheeler, Robert Frank, Irwin Dermer, new books and portfolios, news and photographic print prices. 17 more words